Tag Archives: Premier League

Premier League football most expensive flops
Transfer Previews

Five Expensive Flops From The History of Premier League Football

Football sides take a big risk every time they spend a considerable sum on a player, and not every time it pays off.

In this feature, we take a look at five big-money signing that turned out to flop in the Premier League:

Fernando Torres – Liverpool to Chelsea for £50m

The Spaniard was one of the best strikers in the world when he moved from Liverpool to Chelsea for a record-breaking £50m. In January 2011, many believed that Chelsea had pulled off a coup by signing Fernando Torres. However, the Spaniard could never replicate his Liverpool-form at the West London side.

Andy Carroll – Newcastle United to Liverpool for £35m

Liverpool reacted to selling Torres by signing Andy Carroll from Newcastle in the same month. The English striker was coming on the back of an impressive season with the Magpies, but the move to Merseyside didn’t turn out well for him or the Reds. He left the club without making an impact.

Angel Di Maria – Real Madrid to Manchester United for £59.5m

The Argentinean has been a top football player through most of his career. He has won significant honors with Real Madrid, and he is currently an essential player in the Paris Saint-Germain. His one-year stay with United turned out to be the darkest chapter of his professional career as he failed to make an impact in the Premier League.

Christian Benteke – Aston Villa to Liverpool for £32.5m

The Belgian was signed by former Liverpool in Premier League boss Brendan Rodgers for a significant amount of money. However, his style of play didn’t suit Liverpool’s demands, and Jurgen Klopp eventually sold him.

Eliaquim Mangala – FC Porto to Manchester City

The French center-back established himself as a top center-back during his Porto days. However, following his big-money move to City didn’t materialize well. He has been to a couple of loan spells, and at present, he finds himself reduced to a reserve player on the Pep Guardiola’s side.

Like what you are reading? Subscribe to our newsletter and receive the latest best soccer picks of the day directly to your mailbox.

Liverpool on the cusp of creating history?
Club Previews

Liverpool In Premier League

Back in 1992, when the top division of English football was re-launched as Premier League, no football fan would have predicted Liverpool not winning the league for so long.

The Reds were the most significant power in English football in the ’80s, but their power waned as Sir Alex Ferguson’s Manchester United took over in the ’90s.

Now, we are in 2019, and the Liverpool fans are still waiting for that much-coveted first Premier League title. However, this wait might not last for long, as Liverpool are strong contenders for the title this season.

Jurgen Klopp’s men have played some scintillating football this season, and they have matched current champions Manchester City every step of the season so far.

With only 12 games left to play this season, Liverpool holds a slight edge over their opponents. Expectedly, the entire fan base has been submerged in a euphoria, not seen in recent years in Merseyside.

However, with the hope, also comes the fear of disappointment. Liverpool has come close to winning the Premier League title before, most notably in 2008-09 and 2013-14 seasons.

However, they have always managed to slip up at crucial points in title races. Hence, it’s only obvious to tread with caution when it comes to Liverpool’s title bid.

Manchester City is the standing champions, and they have players with the valuable experience of winning the league title previously.

Meanwhile, Jurgen Klopp and his players are trying to create history in English football.

For obvious reasons, the pressure is more telling on Liverpool. Also, they have shown signs of vulnerability in their recent fixtures. So far, Liverpool has blown away sides while maintaining a tight defense. However, their defense has proved to be leaky in recent fixtures.

In their next league game, the Merseysiders travel to their arch-rivals Manchester United. This game could prove to be the decisive game of their season.

A defeat could see them trail behind Manchester City on goal difference at the top end of the table. Jurgen Klopp and his players face some stringent tests in the coming weeks, and they can’t afford to slip up now.

They have been playing like champions so far, but they would need more than that if they hope to dethrone Manchester City from the summit of English football.

Take a look at some matches on the Premier League opening week.

Subscribe to our newsletter to receive first hand asian handicap soccer predictions and Asian Handicap together with other betting type guide articles send to you directly.

Top six Everton?
League Previews

Can Everton Break Into The Top Six?

There was a time when Everton consistently used to find themselves on the brink of Champions League places. However, since the time of David Moyes at Goodison Park, the landscape of English football has changed a lot.

In the last few years, the so-called big six have asserted their dominance in the Premier League. These six sides have been fighting among themselves for top-four places for quite some time, the only exception being Leicester City in their title-winning season.

Everton has spent a lot in the last few transfer windows to breach into this top-six, but they have come up short up until now. The likes of Ronald Koeman and Sam Allardyce have come and gone, but the Merseysiders have found it hard to take the next step.

However, it appears that they have finally cracked the code with the appointment of Marco Silva in the hot seat. Silva has had small but successful spells with Hull City and Watford in the English football.

This job is arguably the biggest of his career, and he has risen to the occasion in the first few months.

Furthermore, he has been supported by the club in the market. Everton has spent a decent amount of money on signings like Richardson, Yerri Mina, Bernard, Andre Gomes, and Lucas Digne during the last window.

The Portuguese manager has made an on-the-spot impact in Merseyside, and the Toffees look like a much-different side this season.

Now, it might not be enough to catch big boys this season, but it’s a start in the right direction. Furthermore, as things stand, Everton is just a couple of points behind Manchester United, who sit in the sixth spot.

It would be unrealistic to expect Silva’s side to compete with the likes of Manchester United this season, but they are indeed knocking on the doors of the top-six.

And if United doesn’t improve their form soon, Everton would make sure to take advantage of the situation.

Hence, the new project at Everton has made a great start, and it is headed in the right direction. There have also been talks about further foreign investment in the club, and it appears that exciting times lie ahead for Everton.

Like what you reading? Subscribe to our newsletter and get all latest verified soccer tips and best asian handicap prediction send to your mailbox.

Soccer News, Soccer players
Match Previews

4 Biggest Surprises From Opening Weeks of Premier League 2018/19

There is no shortage of action in the Premier League, and it has been the same in the first few weeks of the 2018/19 season.

The opening four rounds of the league have thrown a number of surprises, which could have serious repercussions for parties involved. We take a look at major surprises from the ongoing season of the Premier League.

United’s terrible start to the season

Many expected Jose Mourinho to struggle this season, but no one saw the wheels coming off this early. The Portuguese manager finds himself under tremendous pressure after his side managed only six points from the first four games. Following a win over Burnley, they have climbed up to the tenth spot, but they are already six points behind Liverpool.

Watford’s perfect start

Watford is one of three sides to pick up maximum points from the first four games. The other two sides are – Liverpool and Chelsea. Last weekend, they achieved their an incredible 2-1 home win over Tottenham. It’s a huge improvement for Watford who looked lackluster under Javi Garcia last season. The Hornets have been uncharacteristically solid at the back and have conceded only three goals thus far.

Burnley candidates for relegation

Burley was arguably the biggest surprise in the Premier League last season as they registered an unprecedented seventh spot in the season-ending league table. However, they have endured a terrible start to the 18/19 season and have managed only one point in the first four games. Burnley’s success last season was built on a solid defense, but they have conceded nine goals in four games this season.

Burnley’s struggles can be attributed to their participation in Europa League qualifiers. Now, Dyche is faced with a huge challenge in the coming weeks.

The emergence of Matteo Guendouzi at Arsenal

Most of us hadn’t heard of Matteo Guendouzi before his £7m summer move from Lorient to Arsenal. The 19-year-old made such a huge impression in pre-season, that he was granted a starting spot against Manchester City on an opening day.

He was arguably Arsenal’s best player in the 2-0 defeat. Since then, he has started Arsenal’s all three games – Chelsea, West Ham, and Cardiff City His performance against the Hammers suggested that he still needs to learn a lot. However, one thing is clear – Arsenal has found a future star for quite cheap, by current standards.

Other Premier League related article 5 expensive flops from the history of Premier League football.

Subscribe to our newsletter to receive first hand best asian handicap prediction, full time soccer predictions and insider betting tips articles send to you directly.

Chelsea, Soccer news
Football Coach

Is Maurizio Sarri Already Working As Manager At Chelsea?

Chelsea took a huge risk by appointing Maurizio Sarri in place of Antonio Conte in the hot-seat during the summer.

Maurizio Sarri had a reputation during his time at Napoli, but he earned a lot of plaudits for implementing his own brand of football in the Napoli side. It became famous as Sarri-ball in Italy.

Under his tutelage, Napoli was magnificent last season as they totaled 91 points during the league season. However, it was not enough to beat Juventus to the Serie A trophy, and Sarri eventually departed from Naples without a league trophy.

On the eve of the Premier League season, not many pundits predicted Sarri to make an immediate impact in West London, and some even claimed that Chelsea would struggle to make the top-four.

However, against all expectations, Chelsea has made a spectacular start to the season. The Blues are one of three teams to pick up maximum points from the first four games in the season. As things stand, they sit joint-top of the table with Liverpool and Watford.

Jorginho has been a key arrival at Stamford Bridge. The Italian mid-fielder has followed Sarri from Napoli, and he has been an integral part of the transition to the Sarri-ball.

Sarri has deployed Jorginho in the defensive midfield role, and N’Golo Kante has been transitioned into a box-to-box midfielder. From the base of the midfield, Jorginho has been able to dictate the tempo of the play, and he has picked up some amazing stats in the opening four weeks.

He set a record for Chelsea for most passes in the game with his 158 passes in the win over Newcastle United. Jorginho is very much familiar with Sarri’s style of play and that has been very evident with his performances in first four rounds.

Chelsea has also signed Mateo Kovacic on a loan deal from Real Madrid, and he could also be a key player in Sarri-ball this season.

Chelsea has looked efficient going forward, and they are scoring goals for fun. However, there are obvious problems at the back as was made evident by their performance against Arsenal.

It might take Sarri some more time to fully implement his philosophy in his squad, but early signs suggest that it would be risky to count Chelsea out of the title race.

Like what you reading? Subscribe to our newsletter and get all latest soccer betting secret formula and soccer tipsters review articles send to your mailbox.